The carnival is a celebration that takes place immediately before the Christian Lent, and that has variable date between February and March according to the year. It is a festivity of pagan origin recovered in the Italy of the Middle Ages.

The carnival is the festivity in which all the rules are forgotten to give free way to a liberating need for fun. In Peñíscola it is celebrated with the traditional parades of ‘Comparsas’ in which the colors of the costumes are mixed with joy and music.

The Peñíscola Carnival programming is the following:

Friday, February 2
00.00 h Costume dance in the ‘Carpa de Fiestas’ located in Pl. De Santa María. Performance of an orchestra and discommobile Costa Azahar.

Saturday, February 3
7.30 pm Parade of carnival ‘comparsas’. Route: Pl. Sant Isidre, Pl. Constitution, Av. D’Espanya, Av. De la Mar, Pl. Illueca, Ullal de l’Estany, Av. D’Espanya, Av. De la Mar, Pl. Illueca, C Blasco Ibáñez, C. del Mestre Bayarri, FINAL: Sociocultural Building.
00.00 h Costume dance in the ‘Carpa de Fiestas’ located in Pl. De Santa María. Performance of an orchestra and discommobile Costa Azahar.

Sunday, February 4
5.00 pm Parade of the Carnival ‘comparsas’. Route: Pl. Sant Isidre, Pl. Constitution, Av. D’Espanya, Av. De la Mar, Pl. De Bous.
Then a popular chocolate for all children in the ‘Carpa de Fiestas’ with the collaboration of the ‘Churrería Hermanos Domingo’.
At the end, the Burial of the Sardine.

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